The image of George Herbert Walker Bush’s service dog Sully in front of the flag-draped casket of the 41st President of the United States has been shared widely. It was originally tweeted by Jim McGrath, the spokesperson of the Bush family, as the nation says good-bye to the man who served his country for so many of his 94 years. Nothing humanizes a famous man more than a reminder of the great love between him and his dog.
Sully joined President Bush as his service dog earlier this year after the death of his beloved wife, Barbara. Due to physical difficulties associated with a form of Parkinson’s disease, Bush had various physical challenges. Sully helped by doing things for him such as opening doors, picking things up and seeking help.